Syracuse, N.Y., schools are the first in the nation to try out new technology on school buses that aims to make kids safer, reports News 10 Now of New York. The technology comes in response to the fact that drivers don’t always pay attention the red sign and flashing lights meaning stop–and the consequences can be deadly. In 2004, a seven-year-old in Munnnsville, N.Y., was hit by a car while she was getting off her bus. "We’re seeing an increase in motorists passing buses, including a frightening increase of motorists passing the bus on the right side where the children get off the bus," said Peter F. Mannella, executive director of the New York Association of Pupil Transportation. In response, the Syracuse City School District has unveiled a bus equipped with a mobile license plate reader. The device will take pictures and transfer images to the police. Violators will face hundreds of dollars in fines and possible jail time. The mobile plate reader technology is not new, but this will be the first time it’s used on a school bus anywhere in the country…
 

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